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My Imaginary Illness

Author : Chloe Atkins
ISBN : 0801459656
Genre : Medical
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How Patients Think At age twenty-one, Chloë Atkins began suffering from a mysterious illness, the symptoms of which rapidly worsened. Paralyzed for months at a time, she frequently required intubation and life support. She eventually became quadriplegic, dependent both on a wheelchair and on health professionals who refused to believe there was anything physically wrong with her. When test after test returned inconclusive results, Atkins's doctors pronounced her symptoms psychosomatic. Atkins was told not only that she was going to die but also that this was her own fault; they concluded she was so emotionally deranged that she was willing her own death. My Imaginary Illness is the compelling story of Atkins's decades-long battle with a disease deemed imaginary, her frustration with a succession of doctors and diagnoses, her immersion in the world of psychotherapy, and her excruciating physical and emotional journey back to wellness. As both a political theorist and patient, Atkins provides a narrative critique of contemporary medicine and its problematic handling of uncertainty and of symptoms that are not easily diagnosed or known. She convincingly illustrates that medicine's belief in evidence-based practice does not mean that individual doctors are capable of objectivity, nor that the presence of biomedical ethics invokes ethical practices in hospitals and clinics. A foreword by Bonnie Blair O'Connor, who teaches medical students how to listen to patients, and a clinical commentary by Dr. Brian David Hodges, a professor of psychiatry, enrich the book's narrative with practical guidance for medical practitioners and patients alike.

Is It All In Your Head?

Author : Suzanne O'Sullivan
ISBN : 1590519493
Genre : Medical
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Winner of the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize, a neurologist's insightful and compassionate look into the misunderstood world of psychosomatic disorders, told through individual case histories. It's happened to all of us: our cheeks flush red when we say the wrong thing, or our hearts skip a beat when a certain someone walks by. But few of us realize how much more dramatic and extreme our bodies' reactions to emotions can be. Many people who see their doctor have medically unexplained symptoms, and in the vast majority of these cases, a psychosomatic cause is suspected. And yet, the diagnosis of a psychosomatic disorder can make a patient feel dismissed as a hypochondriac, a faker, or just plain crazy. In Is It All in Your Head? neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan takes us on a journey through the world of psychosomatic illness, to reveal the hidden stresses behind mysterious symptoms. With patience and understanding, she addresses the taboos surrounding psychosomatic disorders, teaching us that "it's all in your head" doesn't mean that something isn't real, as the body is often the stand-in for the mind when the latter doesn't possess the tools to put words to its sorrow. She encourages us to look with compassion at the ways in which our brains act out, and to question our failure to credit the intimate connection between mind and body.

The Wonders Of Optics

Author : Fulgence Marion
ISBN : CHI:10700499
Genre : Physiological optics
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Industrial Labor Relations Review

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ISBN : UCLA:L0102979838
Genre : Industrial relations
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The Memoirs Of Alexandre Dumas P?re

Author : Alexandre Dumas
ISBN : HARVARD:32044100895291
Genre : Authors, French
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Getting Over Jack Wagner

Author : Elise Juska
ISBN : 0743496981
Genre : Fiction
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Locke Lamora takes to the seas in the sequel to the sensation THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA. Unabridged edition for download only.

Great Armenian Short Stories

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ISBN : UOM:39076002894421
Genre : Armenia
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Night Train

Author : Friederike Mayrocker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001767016
Genre : Fiction
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More than an account of a train trip from Paris to Vienna, Night Train depicts a journey through life, as conceived by the female narrator. In poetic prose that is as magical as it is honest, the speaker reflects on issues such as time, childhood, and the process of aging. In light of our ultimate destination of death, the question reverts to what it means to be alive. Life is seen as an opportunity for self-development, that is, for creativity coupled with sexuality, which for an author means writing.


Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : IND:30000080766417
Genre : Current events
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Is My Child Ok?

Author : Henry A. Paul
ISBN : 0440508878
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Organized by symptom, a comprehensive guide to children's emotional and behavioral problems offers reassuring information and helpful advice on how to identify potential problems, ranging from temper tantrums to learning disabilities, and how to seek an expert's help, describing a wide range of psychological and medical therapeutic options. Original.

Studies In Philosophy

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ISBN : UCAL:B3614794
Genre : Philosophy
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Miguel De Unamuno The Rhetoric Of Existence

Author : Allen Lacy
ISBN : UOM:39015007012233
Genre : Philosophy, Modern
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Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And General Literature

Author : Thomas Stewart Traill
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000100974
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And General Literature

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ISBN : BSB:BSB10351528
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Delusions Of Grandeur

Author : John Rae
ISBN : UOM:39015026972755
Genre : Endowed public schools (Great Britain)
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author : Thomas Stewart Traill
ISBN : UIUC:30112119741129
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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My Sacred Oath

Author : Maria C. Magsano
ISBN : UOM:39015059414824
Genre : Pangasinan literature
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Three Daughters

Author : Anna Mitgutsch
ISBN : 0151752982
Genre : Austria
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The Advocate

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017266781
Genre : AIDS (Disease)
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The Atrocity Exhibition

Author : J. G. Ballard
ISBN : 0940642182
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When the Atrocity Exhibition was originally printed (1970), Nelson Doubleday saw a copy and was so horrified he ordered the entire press run shredded. Two years later Grove Press brought out a small hardback printing re-titled Love and Napalm: Export USA. Now Re/Search brings out an illustrated, large-format edition of this notorious work, augmented with four recently written stories, plus extensive annotations-written by the author, never before published-which clarify and illuminate this exhilarating, prophetic masterpiece. Book jacket.

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